Rush Hour’s volunteers are a reflection of the audiences that enjoy the weekly events – they vary in age, background, and experience.

However, they all have at least three things in common: busy, active lives; a love of live music; and a commitment to being a part of producing the free concert events each Tuesday.

No volunteer task is too small or insignificant, and there are no special skills required: high school students work alongside senior citizens and volunteer veterans pair up with novices each week, acting as the series’ true behind-the-scenes “stage crew.”

Being a Rush Hour volunteer neither requires a large chunk of time nor does it mean you have to miss the concert itself – there are a multitude of ways to get involved before, during and after the concert.

Activities include food prep and setting up chairs between 4:00-5:15 PM; greeting the audience and distributing programs from 5:15-6:15 PM; and breaking down the stage area and tidying up from 6:15-7:00 PM.

The flexibility and short time commitment of helping out at Rush Hour means even volunteers with jam-packed schedules can contribute in a meaningful way.

Do you have even 30 minutes to give this summer? Visit to see a menu of volunteer opportunities to fit your lifestyle and interests, or contact Managing Director Julie Hutchison for more information at 773.338.9480.

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